IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2019 Prelims & Mains

IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2019 Download
IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2019 Download

IBPS Clerk Syllabus PDF 2019 Prelims & Mains

IBPS has released a total of 12075 vacancies for the post of clerk in various public sector banks. Online application starts from 17 September 2019. IBPS clerk exam going to be held in two phases i.e, Prelims and mains. The prelims exam going to be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th and 21st in the month of December 2019 and the exam date for mains is 19 January 2020. The difficulty level of the prelims exam is easy to moderate level and total time duration is 60 minutes.

IBPS has clearly mentioned sectional timing for each section in IBPS Clerk 2019 examination. Before moving to the mains exam it is necessary to clear the sectional cut off for each and every section in the prelims exam. Don’t try to attempt all the questions in IBPS clerk exam because of 1/4 of the negative marking for each and every wrong answer.


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Download the prelims & mains syllabus for IBPS PO 2019 exam PDF below. It covers the exam pattern and detailed syllabus for the 2020-21.

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IBPS Clerk 2019 Important Dates:

Event Date 
 Advertisement date 12/09/2019
Closure of registration/Editing of application 09/10/2019  
registration starting date  17/9/2019 
IBPS Clerk prelims admit card date  November 2019
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam   201907/12/2019, 08/12/2019,
14/12/2019 and 21/12/2019 
Result of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019   December 2019/January 2019  
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card  January 2020   
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2019    19/01/2020 
 Result of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2019   1/4/2020

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern:

S.no Name of the section No.of marks No. Of questions Sectional wise Time duration Time duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes  

60 Minutes

2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100


IBPS Clerk Prelims Important Topics:  

IBPS clerk prelims consisting of three sections English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning sections.

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning section
Reading Comprehension Simplification Inequality 
Cloze Test Number system Syllogism
Para jumbles Data interpretation Direction/Alphabet Test 
Error Spotting Quadratic Equation Data Sufficiency 
Fill in the blanks Approximation Puzzle
Paragraph completion Percentage Blood Relation 
Miscellaneous Profit & loss Seating Arrangement 
 Active/ Passive Voice Mixture and allegation Coding and decoding 
 Synonyms/ Homonyms/Antonyms Averages Order and Ranking
Sentence Correction Percentage and ratio and proportion Logical Reasoning 
 Idioms & Phrases Time and work Miscellaneous
 Direct and Indirect Speech Time and distance Alphanumeric series 
 Sentence Correction Boats and streams
Simple interest and compound interest
Sequences and series

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IBPS Clerk Prelims – English Topic Weightage

Topic No. of Questions
Reading Comprehension 8
Cloze test 7
Fill in the Blanks 5
Para jumbles 5
Error Spotting / Correction  5


IBPS CLERK Reasoning Topic-wise Weightage

Topic  No. of Questions Topic No. of Questions
Number Series/Alphabet test 5 Arrangement 5 to 10
Coding / Decoding 5 Puzzles 5 to 10
Syllogism 5    
Inequalities 1-3    
Ranking test 2    
Blood relationship 2    
Directions 3    


 IBPS Clerk Quant Topic-wise Weight age

Topic No. of Questions Topic No. of Questions
Number System 2 -3 Simple & Compound Interest 1-2
Simplification 5-10 Probability 1-2
Ratio & Proportion 1-2 Averages & Mixtures 1-2
Time, Speed, Distance 1-2 Profit & Loss 1-2
Geometry 1-2 Percentages 0-3
Data Interpretation 5-10 Algebra  2-3

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General Awareness section is added to the mains examination and also the difficulty level of exam will be increased from prelims to mains exam.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus PDF:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Pattern:

S.no Name of the section No.of marks No. Of questions Sectional wise Time duration Time duration
1 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes  

60 Minutes

2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & computer Awareness 50 60 45 Minutes
4 General Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total   190 200    


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IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Important Topics:

IBPS clerk mains compressing of Four sections:

  1. English language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability
  4. General Awareness Section
English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Section Computer Awareness section General Awareness
Reading comprehension Simplification Syllogism Keyboard shortcuts Financial awareness


vocabulary Quadratic Equations Coded inequalities Memory


Current affairs

(from last 6 months)

Fill in the blanks Percentage Blood relations Computer abbreviation


General Knowledge (GK)


Verbal ability Number system Verbal Reasoning Computer hardware


Economy, Banking, and Finance.
Word Formation Average puzzles Networking


India and its neighbouring countries.
Spelling Ration and Proportions Setting arrangement Operation system (OS)


Country, Capital & currency.
Spotting Errors Simple & Compound Interest Liner arrangement Computer fundamental terminologies Knowledge of Current Events.
Phrases and idioms Data Interpretation Blood relations Introduction to Computer Science Important Financial & Economic News.
Direct and Indirect speech Problems on discount scheduling Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing Scientific progress development.
Active/ Passive voice ages Input and out put Data Structures (DS)


Deriving Conclusion percentage Direction and distance MS PowerPoint

And MS Excel

Current Affairs – National & International.Script.


Joining Sentences Number Series Double line up Workplace Productivity Tools Books & authors
Error Correction (Underlined Part/ Phrase in Bold)


Profit and loss Coding and Decoding  DBMS ( Database management system) National & International Awards.
Linear equations Coded inequality  Important dates &       List of parks
Data Sufficiency Order and ranking  Important nuclear, thermal plants
Speed distance and time Directions and distance National and International organisations


Probability  National & International boundaries
Permutation and combination Countries and their parliament names


Mixture and allegation  Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
Races and Games World heritage sites in India 


IBPS Clerk Banking Knowledge/Awareness Syllabus:

Below are the important topics for IBPS Clerk Banking Awareness Questions

  • List of Banks in India, Headquarters, Chairmen’s and Taglines
  • History of Banking in India
  • Functions of RBI and Monetary policy
  • Money market in India
  • Capital Market in India
  • Abbreviations
  • Insurance Knowledge
  • Banking/Economic terms etc.,

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